We say: Yes, the rich are growing richer, but the concentration of wealth is more extreme than most imagine. This is sparking a new look at poverty.
Global Sisters Report: The conflict in South Sudan may not yet be over, and women have been leaders in grass-roots demonstrations to end the conflict.
Non-Christian religions account for only about 5 percent of the U.S. population, according to Pew Research Center's recent study on religious diversity.
The remainder of the U.S. population is made up of Christians and the "religiously unaffiliated," whom the center defined as "those who say they are atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular."
Global Faith: This was not a trip to Jerusalem or Rome, but to Cuba. Our band of 23 were not tourists or service volunteers but pilgrims.
Global Sisters Report: I can't get the simple yet profound image of Pope Francis praying at the wall in Bethlehem out of my head.
In Vietnam, about 14 percent of the population is part of about 50 ethnic minorities, whose standard of living lags seriously behind that of the majority.
Informed observers are speculating that the pope might add another destination to his first Asian trip -- one that would mark the voyage as truly historic.
Sexual violence "is always a crime, an immoral act" and the Catholic church is committed to prevent such offenses being perpetrated "against anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances," an English cardinal said.
Speaking at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said the rape and sexual degradation of civilians during conflicts inflicted a "deep wound on the body of humanity."
Italy's Catholic bishops have condemned a court ruling that lifts a ban on married couples using sperm donors for artificial insemination, likening the move to playing God.
"None of us are the masters of anyone else, not even parents with respect to their own children," the secretary-general of the Italian bishops' conference, Msgr. Nunzio Galantino, said Wednesday.
"There is a glaring contradiction between those who proclaim freedom, respect, rights and then do not clearly recognize the rights of those who do not have the chance to express it for themselves."
A diocese in southern Vietnam has excommunicated a young priest who was accused of teaching false beliefs against the Catholic faith.